Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Be thankful for your gut microbes this Thanksgiving

By November 22nd, 2017 at 5:37 pm | Comment

By: Daniel McDonald

While you kick back and relax after your Thanksgiving dinner,  your gut microbiota – the collection of beneficial microbes, mostly bacteria, that inhabit your lower intestine – will be hard at work breaking down the food you ate and carrying out all kinds of other essential functions.  Research on the microbes that call your intestine home has shown they can affect your brain, treat a hospital-acquired condition called Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), and much more. Did you know that you can change them by exercise or travel, and you can change them much more by jetlag? Since 2012, the American Gut Project (AGP) has been collecting gut microbiome data from citizens scientists all over the world to understand the extent of microbial diversity associated with humans. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Thanksgiving!

By November 22nd, 2017 at 12:48 pm | Comment

Ben Kreckx

All of us at SciStarter want to thank you for learning about, sharing, or engaging in science. You inspire us. Thank you.

Below, you’ll find a cornucopia full of Thanksgiving-themed citizen science projects. Gobble ’em up!

Cheers!

The SciStarter Team

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Citizen Science + Science Centers

By November 9th, 2017 at 10:05 am | Comment

UNESCO

November 10th is World Science Day, presented by UNESCO, AND Science Museum Day, presented by the International Science Center.

To celebrate, SciStarter’s editors have selected six citizen science projects organized by science centers.  You can do several of these from the comfort of home.

Thank you for making the world a better place.

Peace,
The SciStarter Team

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An Autumn Bounty of Citizen Science

By October 14th, 2017 at 4:10 am | Comment

Season Spotter

Birds and monarchs are migrating and leaves are changing color. Fall is in full swing! Unfortunately, hurricanes are forming and flu season is here too.

Help scientists document nature and health changes near you to study and predict future trends.
 
Our editors selected five projects to get you started. Find more citizen science projects on SciStarter’s Project Finder.    
 
Cheers!
The SciStarter Team
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Stall Catchers citizen science game to host its first international “Catchathon”

By July 10th, 2017 at 6:23 pm | Comment

If you’re familiar with “hackathons” – intense hacking marathons, or “mapathons” – mapping parties commonly held by mappers worldwide, the term “catchathon” might be starting to make some sense by now. If not – read on. There’s a marathon of Alzheimer’s citizen science coming on July 22nd, and you can be part of it! Read the rest of this entry »